UDPATE: Temporary Relocation of Bowmanville Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Posted on Friday August 05, 2022

August 5, 2022 - Last week, Lakeridge Health made the difficult decision to temporarily relocate the Bowmanville Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and consolidate critical care services to the Ajax Pickering and Oshawa Hospitals. There was no loss of critical care bed capacity delivered by Lakeridge Health critical care teams as a result of this consolidation. And there have been no interruptions to services at the Emergency Department.

We, along with many hospitals, continue to face a significant staff shortage and have been focusing our efforts on ensuring we have safe staffing levels to be able to provide the care required in the Bowmanville Hospital ICU.

As patient safety remains our priority, we are not yet able to resume services at the Bowmanville Hospital ICU. We continue to monitor the situation and review all available options and opportunities to ensure the return to service as soon as it is safe to do so. We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

We recognize the impact that this has on our patients, their families, and our communities. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding during these challenging times.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Dowdie
Manager, Corporate and Internal Communications
Lakeridge Health